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by Islamist extremists. That's all from the BBC News at Six. So it's

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goodbye from Welcome to Midlands today. The

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headlines: New homes for ?1. Buyers get a first look around and find out

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how much needs to be done. I grew up in Stoke`on`Trent, I was born here.

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So I want to see it thrive. We will be asking if it is a good idea. Also

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tonight: On its way back to New Zealand. A tattooed head found in a

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university storeroom. The fact they were taken into a collection fills

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me with shame. But I'm glad they were here so we could look after

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them and give them back. Giants of the music scene gather at the Serra

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but Hall to remember Jon Brookes. And meet Zeus, who is about to

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embark on a new career. The weather is not quite so sweet. Wet and

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windy, but not all doom and gloom. Find out why later.

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Good evening. The first owners of terraced houses being sold for just

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one pound in Stoke`on`Trent have been taking a look today at what

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they've bought. 33 rundown properties were put up for grabs by

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the City Council, with new owners being offered a ?30,000 loan to

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complete essential repairs, repayable over ten years. In return,

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they have to commit to living there for at least five years. Our

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Staffordshire reporter Liz Copper has been to see what they get.

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These are the first time buyers on the threshold of an experiment in

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home ownership. My name is Rachel Roberts, I am 31. The reason I want

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a ?1 house is because it is so difficult to get a deposit together

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for a mortgage. This is a perfect opportunity to not only own my own

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home, but impact a community. I am Gavin, I am 25. I wanted to be

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involved because it helps get Stoke`on`Trent back on the map and

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it's a good financial opportunity for people that cannot initially

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afford to get onto the housing market. The buyers are committing to

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a ?30,000 loan to do up their properties. This is one of the

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houses. There are strict eligibility requirements for anybody wanting to

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take part. The reality is, the council is still looking for

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potential homeowners that are both willing and able to take on one of

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these homes. In the next street these houses are for sale by auction

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next month, with a guide price of just ?20,000. So is this scheme a

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risky option? In a recent audit report, this scheme was described as

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an emerging risk. Why is that? Well, risk is people's perception. Our

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perception is that it is not a risk. We are going to ensure that

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this scheme actually succeeds. Work will begin to renovate the homes in

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the next few weeks. The first homeowners are expected to pick up

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their keys and move in by the early part of next year. The test for this

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project will be whether it can truly revitalise and regenerate these

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streets. Joining us now from London is Miles

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Shipside, from Rightmove. Good evening. Is this a good idea? It is

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a good idea. Rather than getting a one`off do up on the street, you can

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regenerate the whole area once. It's a major impact. As you heard, these

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people have a real passion for the area, which some speculators don't

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have. Getting owner occupiers with a long`term commitment is a great idea

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to gentrify it and bringing up in terms of standards. Do you reckon

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this could be used in other parts of the country? It certainly could be.

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A fairly unique set of circumstances. They have been

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compulsory purchased, as part of a wider regeneration scheme that did

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not take place. It's a good idea to use existing houses with a lot of

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character and space. It's often cheaper than knocking them down and

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building new ones. Still tough to get onto the property ladder? It is

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indeed. There is the government help to buy scheme. Previously, you had

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to have a 10% deposit. Now, with a 5% deposit, you will potentially be

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able to get onto the housing ladder as a first`time buyer. What about

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the warnings we hear from people that this government scheme will

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only create a bubble which will burst? Obviously there is a risk of

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a price spike. If lending was as irresponsible as it was before 2007,

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where you could certify your own mortgage or get an interest only,

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125% loan to value mortgage. A lot tighter lending criteria has come

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in. It will not be a mortgage free for all. To get this 5% deposit

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mortgage, you will have to be pretty squeaky clean. That ought to temper

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demand and stop a price spike. Do you think there is anything more

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that can be done to help the property market? Confidence is

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growing. We are actually seeing positive economic signs. With

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greater mortgage availability, that the help to buy scheme will bring

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in, I think we are on the road to recovery. That is obviously good

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news for people that are trapped in their properties and want to trade

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up. Good news for first`time buyers if prices don't go up too much.

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Thank you very much indeed. Coming up later in the programme:

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The mystery of the Maori shrunken head found in a university

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storeroom. More staff at a Birmingham secondary

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school are considering refusing to teach a teenager who allegedly

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threatened fellow pupils with a knife. Governors at Saltley School

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overturned the headteacher's decision to exclude the pupil after

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a "serious incident" in May. The GMB has become the second union to

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ballot its members over industrial action amid concerns about safety. A

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school with over 900 pupils, the interests of one individual are

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being put above all of the other pupils within the school.

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Unfortunately, if the governors are not prepared to talk, the action

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will be escalated if the ballot action comes through from my members

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to say they are prepared to take industrial action. A police divinity

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support officer has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public

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office in connection with leek information from West Midlands

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Police. It follows an inquiry carried out by the force's Counter

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Corruption Unit. The 42`year`old has been suspended from his job

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following his arrest in Sandwell yesterday. Three other people, two

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men and a woman, were also arrested in Tipton as part of the same case.

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Students have been staging a demonstration at the offices of the

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Liberal democrat MP John Hemming. They were protesting against

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Government plans to privatise student loans. The Birmingham

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Yardley MP says the transfer won't affect any of the students' terms

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and conditions, which can only be altered by Parliament.

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It's a practice described as shameful, but the removal of

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historic artefacts from far`away lands was once commonplace. When the

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ancient tattooed head of a Maori tribesman was found at the

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University of Birmingham, it was important it should be returned to

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New Zealand. Today the head was handed over in a special ceremony.

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Contained in these boxes are human remains found in a storeroom at the

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University of Birmingham. They include the tattooed, mummified head

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of a Maori warrior. Out of respect, we didn't film the remains but this

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is what the heads, known as toi Moko, look like. When New Zealand

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was colonised, many were taken abroad by collectors who saw them as

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a prized asset Maori elders from New Zealand were invited to make the

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A number of people, people of science, they have always had a

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fascination. Maori elders from New Zealand were invited to make the

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journey to reclaim their ancestors. This repatriation ceremony ` a Maori

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tradition ` was organised by the university. Our best guess is that

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different people and the location around the university did have

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private collections in the Victorian era. That was quite common. The fact

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they were taken from New Zealand into private collections fills me

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with shame. But I am really glad they were here so we could look

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after them and give them back. Now it is time for their spirit and life

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force to return home. Many heads were traded for guns in Victorian

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times. Since 2003, The Museum of New Zealand has been working to return

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them from around the world. Work will now start to try to trace which

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tribe these remains belonged to. The Maori's are delighted to have them

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back and showed their appreciation in the traditional way.

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A Birmingham MP has said it's up to the Government to help the city

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respond positively to the scathing criticisms levelled at it by the

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head of the education watchdog Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw. He said

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it was a national disgrace that the Children's Services Department had

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failed to protect children, including two`year`old Keanu

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Williams, who was beaten to death by his mother. Patrick Burns has more

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on this. The comments really have had an amazing impact, haven't they?

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They have. Frankly, I don't think anyone quite expected such a full on

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onslaught. He was absolutely withering, time and time again. He

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asked, why is it that in areas like mortality rates, life chances

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generally, why is it that Birmingham's record compares with

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some of the poorest countries in the developing world? I put that to one

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of our local MPs. He said there really was an important warning

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within this, not just inside the Birmingham city limits, for everyone

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that is concerned about the issues surrounding child protection. It is

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very disturbing that both Birmingham City Council and Sandwell Council

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have been listed on this list of 20 local authorities that have been

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deemed inadequate. It is a shocking failure for some of our most

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fundable children, particularly in Sandwell, where Children's Services

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Department has been in a struggling situation for some time. Failure of

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leadership. We need to get a grip. These people are letting down some

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of the most vulnerable children. Sir Michael went beyond the issue of

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child protection, didn't he? That is having a damaging impact on the city

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as a whole? That is the point I took up with a leading Labour MP, that we

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also saw in that clip. He has taken a particular interest in issues

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around child protection over the years. He said, important though

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that is, this is just a range of concerns were, frankly, government

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ministers need to help the city. I agree with most of the questions

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asked. I think we need to address those questions and we haven't done

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so. We haven't done so in the last eight years in Birmingham in tens of

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children services. We need to look at systemic failures that are

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happening. On the other questions on mortality and issues of

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homelessness, I think we do need to look at it, we need to look at what

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national government is doing to support them to come out of that.

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When Sir Michael made those comments, there was real concern

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about what we call the collateral effect, the damage to Birmingham's

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reputation at a time when it is trying to bring in inward investment

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and the rest of it. With this further damage, especially in the

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eyes of the London metropolitan elite, the impressions of the city?

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But what we take from this is that there are some leading local

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politicians that feel, painful though it has been to hear this, in

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the long term, he may have given us a blessing in disguise. And Patrick

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will be back with more on this in this weekend's Sunday Politics,

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starting as usual at 11 o'clock here on BBC One.

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This is our top story tonight: New homes for a pound: buyers get a

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first look round and find out just how much needs to be done. Your

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detailed weather forecast to come shortly. Also in tonight's

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programme: Looking ahead to the Premier League derby tomorrow, Stoke

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City against West Bromwich Albion. Will it be better than last year's

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dour 0`0 draw? And meet Zeus, set to be a guide dog in 18 months time.

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We'll be following him along the way.

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In the 1990s they were a chart topping band. Since then, the

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Charlatans, formed here in the Midlands, have continued to sell

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thousands of records and sell`out concerts around the world. But in

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August their drummer, Jon Brookes, died of a brain tumour aged just 44.

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Tonight the band and many big names from the music industry, including

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Liam Gallagher, will take to the stage in tribute at the Royal Albert

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Hall. There are some flashing images in Ben Sidwell's report.

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Jon Brookes was at his happiest sat behind a set of drums. He was a

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larger`than`life character. He had a lust for life. Jon, who lives in

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Burntwood, was one of the founder members of the Charlatans when they

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formed in Walsall in 1989. Tonight, the remaining members of the band

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will take to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate his life.

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It's not like he's gone, really. His spirit's there. It kicks in, it

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dawns on you, you know? It will be a tough one, I think. You know what I

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mean? Every time you think of Jon, it put a smile on your face. It was

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during this gig in Philadelphia in September 2010 that Jon collapsed on

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stage. Just a few months later when I met up with him, he was in a

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positive mood about the future. I'm at the start of a long road of

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treatment for my cancer. But I'm feeling fit, positive. I'm in good

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hands. Sadly, Jon lost his three year battle against the disease in

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August this year. He was just 44. At the offices of the Brain Tumour

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Charity in Shirley, they've seen plenty of cases like Jon's. 9,000

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people a year are diagnosed with the disease and fewer than 15% survive.

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It's the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s in the country. He's

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making a big contribution now. His passing has brought on this

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concert. The awareness and the money that will be raised from the night

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will be part of his lasting legacy, undoubtedly. And there'll be plenty

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of big names who'll be there to help the cause. I only met him through

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the gigs we've done, maybe out about and whatever, you know what I mean?

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Every time I met him I had a splendid time with him. He was a

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good lad. Jon was passionate about music, especially here in the West

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Midlands. He co`founded a record label in Birmingham. Tonight, Dumb,

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one of the bands he managed will open the concert. It didn't matter

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whether he was talking to one of the biggest rock stars that he came

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across at worldwide festivals or whether it was a 16`year`old

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band`member that wanted some advice. He would speak to them in

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the same way, at the same level. And I think that was one of the

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fantastic traits about John. Even now, you keep on turning and

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he's not there and it's a big shock. He'll be there in spirit. I think

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it's a way we can all say thanks and good night. And thanks for the

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memories. Tonight's concert is about raising awareness of the disease

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that killed Jon, but it's also a chance to celebrate the life of one

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of the nicest men in music. It should be a poignant occasion in

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a special setting. Time for sport now and Dan's here.

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Intriguing derby at the Britannia tomorrow? When ones hot, the other's

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not. Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion

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face each other in the Premier League tomorrow having had

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completely opposite fortunes so far. While Stoke started well only to

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stutter, well Albion have done it the other way round.

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It all started so well. When stoke won at West Ham at the end of August

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the summer appointment manager Mark Hughes was going smoothly. Stoke

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were fifth, having won two out of three games. In contrast West

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Bromwich Albion were bottom but one and hadn't scored a goal. But since

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then it's been all change for both. Albion are unbeaten, climbing up to

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12th, but Stoke are falling fast and are now 16th. We don't seem to be

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able to get the results that our performances deserve. As with the

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Premier League, you have another opportunity to put that right. We

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are the home side tomorrow, looking to be positive, looking for maximum

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points against a very good West Brom team. With impressive training

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facilities like these, Stoke city want Mark Hughes to take them up the

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Premier League, not down. They also want a team that entertains. But on

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that score Stoke and Albion have a head start tomorrow. Last season's

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meetings were a goalless draw and a 1`0 win to Stoke and both were

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utterly forgettable. Both games were absolutely dreadful. But you can

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never tell what a game is going to be like. We are going to go there,

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positive, to play football, try and win the game. If Stoke set up the

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same way, they set up open as well and try to win the game, it could be

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a great game. But you never know. The running order on Match Of The

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Day will tell us all. If last season's games are repeated we'll

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have a late night waiting for the highlights. Off the pitch though

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there's more confusion today for Birmingham City fans worried about

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the future of their club. The Solihull businessman Gianni

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Paladini is claiming he agreed a deal to buy the club with the acting

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chairman Peter Pannu when he was in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago.

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But he says he's heard nothing more since Mr Pannu returned to Hong

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Kong. He's even offered to fly out there for talks with the owner

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Carson Yeung. But that won't be easy, because Mr Yeung is currently

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giving evidence in his money laundering trial in Hong Kong and

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there's no timescale for how much longer it will be until that trial

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finishes. Today, Birmingham city have responded. They say they're

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disappointed with Mr Paladini's comments and stressed that Carson

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Yeung is not interested in a full sale of the club at the moment. We

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don't know where we are? It's difficult. Meanwhile Wolves are at

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home to Coventry and there'll be a big away following. Yes, contrast

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that with last weekend, there were far fewer at the so`called home

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game. It shows they haven't given up on the club. It emphasises the

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opposition. Peter Abbott has been to every home game for 37 years. He

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will not be there tomorrow, it is nearly his daughter 's wedding. I

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think he has chosen wisely. Kids, hey?

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Nearly 1,000 people across the Midlands have to put their trust in

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a guide dog to help them live a near`normal life. But the journey

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for a dog to take on that huge responsibility is long and testing.

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Over the next 18 months, we're going to follow the progress of Zeus, a

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seven week old pup, as he learns the ropes. We can join our reporter

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Joanne Writtle now. How is he doing? He is doing brilliantly. If a little

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sleepy. You know, it costs about ?50,000 to support one of these from

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birth until they retire as a working guide dog at about seven or eight

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years of age. What the guide dogs people are looking for is a puppy

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with fantastic temperament. They need to be really alert, when they

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are not asleep! The testing for that's temperament begins when they

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are just a few weeks old, as I have been finding out.

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It's behaviour test day at the Guide Dogs Breeding Centre near Leamington

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Spa. 40 pups will be observed to see if their temperament is suitable to

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become guiding eyes for the blind. This is seven`week`old Zeus.

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Watching him intently, Howard Jones. He's trained hundreds of dogs over

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25 years. And soon he'll be taking Zeus away from the breeding centre.

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All of our guide dog work is about the puppy actually wanted to perform

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for the vision impaired client. Having the confidence to be out

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there, day`to`day, in the big wide world. It'll be about 18 months

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before he's ready to work. 75% of dogs make it through the training. I

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was looking for confidence and I was looking for a willingness to follow

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a lead and to accept commands, which we saw in bucket loads with him. He

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was really jolly. The good news is that Zeus passed his behaviour test

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with flying colours. He is a total extrovert. This little chap was a

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bit too quiet. He is not suitable for the demanding job of working

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with the blind. The plus side is, his temperament is perfect for

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working with somebody with a different kind of disability. He

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will now be offered to a different systems dog charity. `` assistance

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dog. And this is an example of the responsibility Zeus will eventually

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have. Amy Kettle is just 16 and has to put all her trust in guide dog

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Connie, negotiating traffic in her home town of Halesowen. I don't

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think my life would be the same without her. I'd never be able to go

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out. I can have a bit more of a life now with her. Back in Leamington,

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the time has come for Zeus to leave the breeding centre. Off on your

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journey, Mr, and you? Ready to become a guide dog? This is where

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Zeus was driven to, to a family home here in Kingswinford. They have been

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interviewed and expected and they have this huge responsibility of

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taking care of Zeus. Simon, you are a stay at home dad. Why have you

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taken on this responsibility? I used to have dogs before, and I really

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enjoyed training them. The children are a little bit older, with a bit

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more time. I spoke to a neighbour of mine that had been involved with the

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guide dogs. She suggested I become a puppy walker. You're going to have

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regular visits from Howard, who we saw in the film? That is right, he

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will come back every couple of weeks and take us on to the next stage. I

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am in contact over the phone for anything that comes up. He will be

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monitored regularly. Louise, home from work now, we've paid you a

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surprise visit at your school, where you are a teacher. But it is quite

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important for Zeus, why is that? During his life as a guide dog he

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has to be used to different situations and environments. He got

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that today. What did the children make of it? We were meant to be

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giving a reading at the time, but that went out of the window. He was

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much more fun. How difficult will it be to hand him back? It will be

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really sad. We will not want to give him away. What do you think of this

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new addition to your family? He's quite cute and very amusing. What do

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your friends think of him? He's very cute, again, and they just think...

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They want to pat him, don't they? We will be following the trials and

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should relations of Zeus over the next 18 months. In a year's time he

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will leave the house as the training ramps up and he is handed to a blind

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person. Wonderful, it will be heartbreaking

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for them when he goes. And if you're on Twitter you might like to know

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Zeus is there too. Look for him @gdpuppyzeus. And until his paws get

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used to it, we're told the Guide Dogs Charity people will be updating

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it on his behalf. Let's find out about the weekend weather now.

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A mixed bag, we will get a bit of everything over the next few days.

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Plenty of brain about. We are going to have blustery conditions as well.

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Where we have the cloud, it will break times and we have the sun. We

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have warmer air, temperatures above average for the time of year. We

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haven't really seen the sun. We have had some rain moving through as

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well. The rain is going to continue to make its way across the region as

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we move through tonight. It will stick with us for much of the night.

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We could see ten or 15 millimetres of rainfall by the time we wake up

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tomorrow. There could be some heavy pulses as well. It will slowly move

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off as we move through into Saturday morning. The cloud and rain is

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helping temperatures overnight. We are in milder air. 11 or 12 Celsius

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overnight. A girl and damp start to Saturday. The rain is moving

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through. It will eventually start to clear away. We have strong wind to

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contend with tomorrow. We have breaks in the cloud, the sun will

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come out. Where we see that, temperatures could get up to 17

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Celsius. More rain waiting in the wings. On Saturday, lively showers.

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We could see thunder as well. Overnight, it will turn cloudy. Then

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we have more raining through by the time and get a Sunday morning.

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Another mild nights to come. 12 or 13 Celsius is the overnight low. As

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we start to move through to Sunday, we have low`pressure beginning to

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dominate and low pressure making its way in. Through Sunday we could see

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a shower pretty much anywhere. But it will be a mild day, we will get

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more breaks as well. A quick note, on Monday we have heavy rain to come

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through Sunday night and into Monday. Surface water could be a

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problem for the Monday morning rush hour.

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Tonight's headlines from the BBC: Disgraceful, heartbreaking,

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institutionalised abuse. Sstrong criticism from a coroner who rules

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neglect contributed to the deaths of five people in a care home in

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Sussex. Proposals to cut fuel prices by 5p a litre for those living in

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more remote rural areas. And new homes for a pound ` buyers get a

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first look round and find out just how much needs to be done. And on

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its way back to New Zealand ` a tattooed Maori head found in a

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university storeroom. Before we go, congratulations to our

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documentary team here at the BBC in the West Midlands. Inside Out won

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three trophies at last night's Royal Television Society Awards. It took

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the diversity award for its film about Tourette's and its programme

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on Stafford Hospital won Best Current Affairs Feature. Cameraman

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Gary Darfield won an award for his skills. That was the Midlands Today.

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I'll be back at ten o'clock Have a great evening. Goodbye.

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